When Tommy Hilfiger announced his deal with Formula One World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport a few weeks ago, I though it was just another sponsorship deal.
Farewell collections are always tough, the accumulated weight of a designer’s however-many-years at a label are a hard act to follow in most cases. But Christopher Bailey pulled it off at the weekend, offering up a strong street edge, an LGBTQ tribute that tapped into current colour trends, and a deft use of the brand’s…
Christian Dior’s couture collection was unveiled on Monday, which may not seem like big news for the wider industry. But in a world where Maria Grazia Chiuri’s slogans, accessories, logo ribbon slingbacks, tulle skirts and female-driven re-imagining of the house have proved hugely influential, it was.
It’s been quite a few years since ruching was the stuff of fashion trends. Without trying to sound like a fashion snob (who, me?), in recent years it’s been the go-to option for value brands looking for a low-hanging-fruit ‘sexy eveningwear’ option.
A few season ago it seemed that designers were obsessed with pushing American footballer shoulders as they all rushed to hop aboard the Vetements/Balenciaga style train. But then it all went a bit quiet.
Who says Nicolas Ghesquière isn’t up to the job of creation control as LVMH’s biggest moneyspinner? As a not-always-brilliant Fashion Month ended on Tuesday, he turned out to be spot on, silencing the whispers about his future at the brand, for now at least.
I was getting a bit bored with the same old Valentino look a few months ago (obviously, Pierpaolo Piccioli was quaking in his boots at this) but the latest collection has made me a fan once again.